The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 05, 1902, Page 2, Image 2

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The Daily Nebraskan
A newspaper devoted to tho lntoresUi
of tho Utalvorslty of Nebraska.
(Published at tho
Univoralty of Nobraaka.
A consolidation of
Entered at tho postofllco at Lincoln,
Nob., as second cloaa mall matter .
Bubscriptlo- Price $2.00 per year.
Managing Editor. Robert T. Hill.
News Editor John F. Tobin.
Advertising Manager P. P. Duffy.
Win. Cose.
R. A. McNown.
Wm. A Shock.
Carlton C. Wilburn.
C. C. McCune.
J. D. Rice.
John R. Bender.
E. F. Davis.
A. I. Myers.
Henrietta Rces.
Circulator Fred K. Nielsen.
Office Second floor Main hall.
Postoffice Address, Station A, Box 13.
The Week's Convocations.
The following Is the program for
convocation hour for the ensuing
Wednesday. Nov. 5 Prof. M. E. Jill
son of Doanc College.
Thursday, Nov. G Professor Rob
bins. Friday, Nov. 7 Music.
The editor of today's paper labored
under difllcu t es more or less emuar
,. ... . .sailing route.
rasslng. Practically all of the editorial b
, L. , , ... ,, ' An attempt was made to obtain the
board and those connected with the
,, .... .longitude by wireless telegraphy, but
uubiinna uiiu ui niu inii-i mt wi "
town. Some Items of news which
were known of yesterday could not be
followed out by reason of scarcity of
reporters. The elections have been
the cause of the whole thing, as so
many students went home to ote.
While wo have no authentic state
ment, It is understood that the percent
age of students going homo to exer
cise the right of franchise has been
large this fall. Reports come In from
professors stating that their classes
have materially Buffered. In KansaB
tho football team has been demoral
ized for present practice for this rea
son. There is more reason to believe
that tho states waste no money in ex
pending it upon universities. Students
are, aa a class, most intimately con
cerned with tho welfare of their states
and the country.
In a football rally at California Uni
versity recently tho enthusiasm
reached such a pitch that the students,
regardless of property rights, tore up
sidewalks and demolished fences and
billboards to secure material for a bon
fire. Officers were powerless to stop
tho work of destruction and the stu
dents went so far as to' seize property
of the Southern Pacific railroad, Inter
fering temporarily with the comnany's
traffic. Later the students repented
their actions, volunteered to pay all
damages and sent a letter of apology
to the railroad officials.
Cornell Is preparing to acquire a new
athletic field. It has been crowded
out of the old one. The expenditure
proposed Is $40,000, including ground
and improvements. The project is
pushed by the alumni athletic field
The rooters at Stanford University
wear red hats to the football games.
They are made of felt and are durable
enough to last several seasons. These
servo ns a distinguishing mark and
admit the men to the rooters sections.
A scheme like this would work very
well In Nebraska; every rooter to have
n cap of the same design and used at
all games. Having the caps made up
In red, the rooting sections would
present a blaze of color not obtainable
In any other manner. This might well
be given a trial at the university.
It Is quite evident that tho library
Btudy room needs an addition. The
tables are always uncomfortably
crowded and many students, arriving
a trifle late, find the room so full that
they are forced to content themselves
with tho steps outside or the window
seats. Efficient study cannot be car
ried on in a crowded place. The teach
ers complain that the stairways are
so blocked that passage up and down
is nearly impossible and yet the stu
dents must find some free space in
which to do their work. Something
should be done immediately to remedy
this serious trouble.
Den Jewell tn Pacific.
Professor Sweozey recently received
tho following letter from Don R. Jew
ell, who graduated with last year's
class In the university and who Is now
a member of a United States coast and
geodetic surveying party operating
among the islands of the Bearing sea
"Our party left Seattle July lOth, and
after a very stormy voyage arrived in
tho Behring sea about the 1st of Au
gust. Our mission was the determina
tion of the latitude and longitude of
St. Lawrence, Nunivnk and a few other
islands along the most frequented
was abandoned because of the long
distance, and we were compelled to re
sort to the usual method of carrying
chronometers, a very unsatisfactory
method In view of the constantly vary
ing sea rate of the chronometer.
"Our duties on board the ship are
those of officers. We stand watch and
each man is held responsible for the
navigation, the captain taking the
mean of all the latitude and longitude
observations in shaping his course.
Frequently we take deep sea soundings
and current observations, and meteor
ology Is never neglected. As wo came
to the various Islands observatories
were built and permanent parties land
ed. My work here has been mostly
latitude and longitude work, typog
raphy, photography, trlangulatlons,
magnetics and tidal observations. As
might be Inferred, we are kept rather
"St. Lawrence island, where we are
at present located, is about fifty miles
wide and 200 miles long. It is unin
habited. The soil is a kind of soft
tundra. One never knows whether he
is going in over his knees or not, and
the frequent scares and misgivings one
has in such walking would lead to
heart disease in short order.
"I have spent considerable time In
typography. This is nice work except
In swampy land. In tho central part
of the iBland much of the ground is
covered by water, which renders our
work extremely difficult. Each shore
party has from ten to fifteen sailors
as assistants. The surf on the iBland
1 makes landing difficult. In order to
land the long boat was anchored just
outside and we were hauled In. Some
were drenched through.
"Our meridian transit here, though
large, Is a poor one. The astronomical
work of latitude and longitude is held
as the highest in the Biirvoy. But
neither the observers nor instruments
can compare with the work of the fixed
"Our party hopes to leave this island
in ten days, but I do not know where
we will be sent. The work of the sur
vey Is one of many hardships, but the
travel and varied work are ample com
pensation. "The trlangulation is the nicest
work. In the astronomical work and
wherever possible, each observation
is reduced to the least squares. It is
amusing to see some of these observa
tions, where the error is known to be
great, reduced to least squares and
pulled around to satisfy the demands
of the office.
"Game is plentiful here, but the mo
notony Is tiresome. We are today en
joying a southeaster and the boom of
the surf is almost deafening. We had
a severe snowstorm here on August
24th. I close with the hope that the
university iB entering uion a prosper
ous year and express my best wishes
for its success."
Where Does Nebraska Stand.
"The Grinnell game will be particu
larly interesting because it will give
an opportunity to compare scores of
Minnesota and Nebraska It is gen
erally understood that the Nebraska
victory was a fault of the schedule and
if the Gophers run up a score to exceed
tlmt of Nebraska against the Grinnell
team even the Cornhuskers themselves
will be forced to admit that their ag
gregation is still in the second class."
The above appeared in the Minne
sota Daily and expresses the sentiment
of that school. They seem loath to al
low Nebraska a place in the first class.
The score made by Nebraska on Grin
nell was vastly smaller, but the game
was played under the most trying con
ditions, a heavy rain falling, and only
that prevented a larger score. The
score was not an indication of the
game. When Grinnell met Minnesota
tboy completely lost their nerve. In
Nebraska the Grinnell team was
walked over, at Minnesota it was run
over. However, tho statement made
by Minnesota is not considered as de
ciding where Nebraska stands.
Tho game with Haskell undoubtedly
showed that Nebraska lould hold her
own and the results of future games
will throw further light upon the sub
ject. J. R. Bender returned yesterday from
Sutton, where he went to vote. He re
ports that the town has gone football
crazy. It is not to be wondered at
when we take into consideration what
a half-back it has produced for the
champion team of the Missouri valley.
Thursday Eve'n, Nov. 6.
The Greatest Comic Opera Since Pinalore. and a Phenominally
Strong Cast, including:
And 8o Others. Seats Now on Sale.
stock, centers; Miss Archibald and
Miss Bryan, guards; Miss Jansa and
Miss King, forwards. Other strong
players in the class are States,
Miss Bell, Miss Harris, Miss Melick,
and many more. The sophomores, who
have three players now on the 'var
sity team, say modestly that they ex
pect not only to win the pennant again
this year, but to hold It the next two
years of their college course.
The freshmen as well as the junior
team promises dangerous opposition.
Here also is abundance of basket-ball
material and plenty of enthusiasm.
Miss Beth Wallace, forward on the
winning Omaha high school team of
1900, and for the next two years on
the Omaha Y. W. C. A. team, tho
strongest opponents the 'varsity ever,
had, is In school this year and will play
on the team. She is ineligible for the
'varsity, but Is undoubtedly one of the
strongest forwards in school. Others
who are sure of a place on the team
are Miss Everett, Miss Ames and Miss
Margaret Pillsbury, who know the
points of the gamo thoroughly, and
haVe not a few years of basket ball ex
perience behind them. Miss Everett
and Miss Pillsbury have been seen
several times in practice, and are ac
tive, quick and resourceful. They play
well together, and are likely to keep
several tricks up their sleeves to spring
on the confident sophomores. Among
other players of experience In the class
arc Misses Miller, Brach, White, Rob-
bins. Gittlngs and Barnes.
All in all, the class tournament will
piobably be the most interesting basket
ball event of the year. It is to be
played off in one evening, and judging
from indications, will afford no end of
fun for participants, rooters and im
partial spectators.
Cannot fool Parents Now.
An information bureau is being or
ganized at Michigan. One has existed
at Harvard for some time, it is under
stood. They are private detective
agencies to keep track of the work of
students and to notify the parents of
students concerning their work in col
lege: In some way they have access
to university records and by this
means, make regular reports to pa
rents at home, stating the progress
and tho kind of work done by their
young hopefuls. For this they receive
so much for all Information furnished.
It is said that in largo schools it is
impossible for the authorities to keep
track of so many students and this
scheme has been found perfectly satis
factory by the respective parents.
President E. Benjamin Andrews, of
the University of Nebraska, has done
the rare and unusual thing of refusing
an increase of $1,000 a year in his sal
ary, on the ground that the university
was poor and needed money. Colorado
Tiger. v
The Society Event of the
In De Koven& Smith's
Greatest Comic Opera Success,